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  • Looking to the stars

    Looking  to the stars

    In their latest production, the effervescent Studio 18 tackle one of the darkest and most complex mysteries known to man – death itself. Creative director Jean Marc Gafà has never shied away from tackling heavyweight themes in his work with the...

  • Award-winning pianist at Manoel Theatre

    Award-winning pianist at Manoel Theatre

    Macedonia pianist Boban Mirkovski will performing a piano recital at Manoel Theatre on Wednesday at 8pm. Mirkovski will perform the Toccata Op 7 in C-Major by R. Schumann,  Hungarian Rhapsody by F. Liszt,  piano works by leading Russian Composer...

  • Maltese artists for Venice Biennale announced

    Maltese artists  for Venice  Biennale  announced

    The names of the artists chosen to take part in the Malta National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017 have been announced by the Arts Council Malta. Artist-curators Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek have selected artists of Maltese origin or...

  • A night of jazz, bossa nova and comedy

    A night of jazz, bossa nova and comedy

    The Eden Cinemas will present a night of jazz, bossa nova and comedy with the quirky, charming, multi-talented Earl Okin on April 7 at 8.30pm. For years, Earl Okin has headlined under the byline ‘Musical Genius and Sex Symbol’.  He has been...

  • A creative panoply

    A creative panoply

    Two German artists have for a brief time showcased their crea­tions in the lobby of an office building in Gżira. Although this is an unlikely venue to host an exhibition, it leant itself relatively well for the purpose. This was the first Maltese...

  • Ian Tomlin Trust honours violinist Carmine Lauri

    Ian Tomlin Trust honours violinist Carmine Lauri

    Renowned violinist Carmine Lauri has accepted to act as the Ian Tomlin Scholarship Trust’s patron. This is part of the trust’s commitment to promote further musical education in Malta by offering music scholarships to Maltese musicians wanting to...

  • American Impressionism, Garden Movement captured on screen

    American Impressionism, Garden Movement captured on screen

    Eden Cinemas will this month be releasing The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism. Exclusively at Eden Cinemas, the film tells the intertwining stories of American Impressionism and The Garden Movement, which flourished between 1887 and...

  • A self-discovery process

    A self-discovery process

    Denis Calleja’s interest in art takes us back many years. Since he was a child he enjoyed drawing and painting, apart from playing the piano and writing poetry. Although he never had any academic training in art, in his free time he produced many...

  • A focus on Malta in Brussels

    A focus on Malta in Brussels

    The Maltese islands are not as insular as they may often be thought to be, not in the past and certainly not now. Sure, they are located on the periphery of European, African and the Middle Eastern societies, cushioned by long stretches of...

  • The plague that decimated Malta twice over

    The plague that decimated Malta twice over

    Joseph Micallef:Il-Pesta tal-1676, maqlub għall-Malti minn Joseph F. Grima.BDL, 2015. For the first eight months of 1676, Malta was ravaged by an outbreak of the plague that left 11,300 dead. That was the most devastating catastrophe that ever hit...

  • Mystery and wonder all round

    Mystery and wonder all round

    Ever since his first appearance in the semi­nal 1933 film bearing his name, King Kong has been an object of fascination among moviegoers. Originally created by revolutionary special effects master Willis H. O’Brien and sculptor Marcel Delgado, the...

  • Heartbreaking drama

    Heartbreaking drama

    MoonlightDirector: Barry JenkinsStars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan SandersonDuration: 111 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Oh what a kerfuffle that was! At least as the #wrongbestpicture drama headed towards its unbelievable conclusion at the...

  • Farsons supports FPM

    Farsons supports FPM

    A three-year sponsorship agreement has been signed by Farsons Foundation and Simonds Farsons Cisk with Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti with the aim of spreading awareness of the Malta’s extensive cultural heritage through various exhibitions and...

  • Competition with €10,000 prize

    Competition with €10,000 prize

    An interdisciplinary production competition is being held by the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union in collaboration with the Malta International Arts Festival. Productions submitted, including theatre, dance, music and new...

  • Malta Film Commission targets Indian market

    Malta Film Commission targets Indian market

    The Malta Film Commission said today it will be targeting the potentially-lucrative Indian film market. A delegation from the Malta Film Commission attended a prominent Indian film market in Mumbai recently, providing a platform to reach hundreds...

  • Harry Potter star praises JK Rowling for her political commentary

    Harry Potter star praises JK Rowling for her political commentary

    Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs said JK Rowling's magical stories will always be relevant to audiences as he praised the writer for her political commentary. Speaking about how she combined serious themes with fantasy in both the seven-book series...

  • Watch: Video for Claudia Faniello's Breathlessly released

    Watch: Video for Claudia Faniello's Breathlessly released

    The official video for Malta's Eurovision song contest was released by Public Broadcasting Services last night.  Claudia Faniello's song Breathlessly will represent Malta at the Eurovision contest in Ukraine in May. The song was written by Gerard...

  • Trevor Zahra's Kavallier comedy lined up at University

    Trevor Zahra's Kavallier comedy lined up at University

    Unifaun Theatre Productions will be presenting Trevor Zahra's well-loved character Behold, Kavallier John Giordimaina! on stage. Based on Zahra's best-selling book Bizzilla, the production of Il-Mitt Fehma tal-Kavallier John Giordimaina O.S.C.I.

  • Taster of V18 events launched

    Taster of V18 events launched

    Four squares in Valletta will take centre stage on January 20 next year, as Valletta officially becomes the European Capital of Culture. On the day, the international acrobatics company La Fura Dels Baus will perform in the Triton fountain Square,...

  • Limited edition Bowie albums to be released

    Limited edition Bowie albums to be released

    Two limited-edition David Bowie albums are to be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day. Live album Cracked Actor and a facsimile of a Hunky Dory promotion record will be made available in April, as well as rare photographs...